Given that he was in danger, he opted to save him, but now that he is safe, he is surrounded by unadulterated love.
One of those canines with seemingly endless luck is Griffon. The six-month-old stray had been living on the streets for so long that he had lost hope of ever finding a family.
As a result of his traveling, he eventually found himself in the arms of a man who saved him in the most unexpected location—a foreign naval base.
According to a post on Facebook by Paws of War, a group that trains service dogs for veterans and first responders, "A U.S. Naval Commander saw the little dog and immediately recognized that he wouldn't survive long alone in such a dangerous environment; scooping the pup up into his arms as he was reminded of his unit's motto, 'Those who arrive alive, leave alive,' and he knew it had to apply to this little soul as well."
Everyone on the base quickly expressed interest in seeing Griffon after learning about him.
"When the Commander took on Griffon's care, he established a wonderful attachment with the pup who now accompanies him everywhere," the statement read. Tiny Griffon was accepted into the household. Every person the puppy comes in contact with has a better day.
When he returns to the United States, the heroic commander—who shall remain unnamed—has decided to adopt Griffon and bring him home. Although there are few details at this time, Paws of War spokeswoman Gary Baumann said the commander and Griffon would soon be reunited.
As Baumann told The Dodo, "Griffon is a terrific puppy." He eats food and adores every dog he encounters. His performance is excellent.
In addition, Baumann said, "We're looking for a reunion soon. Griffon will be welcomed home by the commander's wife and kids, who are from Maryland.